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The Cardboard Lover (1928)

A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win ... See full summary »

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Robert Z. Leonard
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marion Davies ... Sally
Jetta Goudal ... Simone
Nils Asther ... Andre
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... The Baritone
Tenen Holtz ... Argine
Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer ... Flapper
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A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win her back. What he doesn't realize is that the girl isn't pretending--she actually is in love with him, and she sets out to win him for herself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Broadway Shook With Laughter For Months at the Play! The Film is even funnier. And beautiful Marion Davies is just grand as the girl who gambles with love at Monte Carlo- where men are men, and women are after them. (Print Ad-Meriden Daily Journal, ((Meriden, Conn.)) 22 August 1928)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Cardboard Lover See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film starring Marion Davies was remade in 1942 by her old MGM rival Norma Shearer. Shearer had appeared as an extra in a 1920 silent film starring Davies. The remake would prove to be Shearer's final film. See more »

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Version of The Passionate Plumber (1932) See more »

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Superb Comedy for Davies, she is radiant and hilarious!
5 December 2000 | by nlangdonSee all my reviews

Marion Davies shines like a 1000 watt light bulb in this delightful comedy set in Monte Carlo. Davies plays a dizzy autograph hound who falls for a visiting tennis star (Nils Asther) in a hotel. He's got an exotic girlfriend (Goudal) who's cheating on him and he wants to win her back so he hires Marion to be his "Cardboard Lover" to make her jealous. Marion takes the issue to heart, even after she's been fired from the job; she's a pest with delightful results! The film contains one of her trademark impersonations as well as a bit in drag as a bellhop. Very funny and charming throughout.


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